Gmail is an amazing email service provided by Google free of charge to personal users. Google also offers a branded version of Gmail for your business at a very reasonable monthly fee. At first glance, the Gmail interface is quite unconventional. Instead of separating emails into individual messages, Gmail groups emails into conversations – like a chat window. When you want to see the history of an email, you no longer have to jump between your inbox and sent items folder. Instead, all the relevant messages are displayed on one screen. Pure genius!

Aside from changing the way you read your emails, Gmail also offers some extra features to help you manage your inbox. Watch the┬ávideos below to learn how you can achieve “inbox zero” with a few simple tricks.

In part 1 of this video tutorial series, I’ll show you how you can use keyboard shortcuts and the “send and archive” feature to take control of your email.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Watch this video to learn how to navigate through your email with only your keyboard.

Send & Archive
Keep unimportant emails out of sight and out of mind with the “send & archive” button.

In part 2 and 3 of this video series, I’ll show you how to peak into your messages without opening them, use superstars to organize better, change the order of your inbox, and most importantly, use labels to become an email rock star!

Which features do you have enabled? Do you want to see more demos like those above? Let me know in the comments.

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